Zoos and Tourism: Conservation, Education, Entertainment? (Paperback)
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Short Description for Zoos and Tourism This is the first book to specifically examine zoos as tourist attractions. Taking a global approach, it considers the multiple roles of zoos, particularly the difficulty of balancing conservation, education and entertainment.
- Published: 15 December 2010
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781845411633 ISBN 10: 1845411633
- Sales rank: 396,989
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Full description for Zoos and Tourism
Zoos are important and popular tourist attractions. Spread around the world, they are typically located in major cities, with visitation levels comparable to other major attractions. Nature-based attractions constructed in artificial settings, they face the challenge of trying to balance potentially conflicting aims of conservation, education and entertainment. The best are continually developing fresh and effective techniques on visitor interpretation and management, the worst highlight the manipulation of animals for human gratification. Taking a global approach, this book examines the problems and paradoxes of zoos as they try to balance their roles as visitor attractions while repositioning themselves as leading conservation agencies.